- Is it possible to promote moral principles and manifest high moral
standards, using un-ethical methods ???
*There is no search greater than that of Truth. The only means of
finding it out is through non-violence in its extreme form. It is
because we have ignored it that we seek to impose by force what we
consider is truth upon others.* M.K.Gandhi
Earlier there has been a question about pacifism ... I'd not call
Gandhi a pacifist - but a non-violent warrior. To maintain what is
true, is a constant struggle, the question is of method, not
The part of not using violence is just ahimsa, as a mean in a
struggle it has meaning when combined with a moral rigth - and it may
work against a wrongdoer, awakening the moral of him/her ... But
satyagraha goes further, it can also involve "hurting" the wrongdoer,
by the concept of non-cooperation.
Sanctions is one model of this, and worked fine ie against South
Africa... as they hurt a group that had power to make a change... Here
sanctions became a non-violent method of achieving a moral goal,
abolishment of apartheid.
In Iraq the sanctions only hurt the people, and instead of empowering
change, they have tended to strengthen the regime ...
Many politicians may be good at proclaiming moral principles, I still
wait for the day where I see one with just a minimum of ethical ability
to put behind the words.
- Dear brother Soren,
Thanks for your questions and for the several posts you sent on the
force of non-violent truth, that has yet, except in rare cases, to be
deeply explored and practiced, whether perhaps by anthroposophists or
others who do not call themselves such.
Please, anybody knows from where it is a quotation of Steiner about the importance of built something like "community-islands" far way from towns for future times? I only know that this was said by a Waldorf teacher, but I even do not remember his name.
Thank you very much,
- read the book "the Way of the Fool: the conscious develoment of our
eartly character and the future* of Christianity - some thoughts on the
nature of human becoming (the evolution of consciousness) and the wise
relationship of moral grace, freedom and love"
available for free on-line at: http://ipwebdev.com/hermit/twotf.html
>I want to know how is related Anthroposophism
>with the Christian religion?
>Any link or whatever
>Yahoo! Groups Links
- Uh, well, a lot. Steiner represents a true Christianity. One we have yet to experience on this planet. The Christ impulse got usurped and manipulated back in Zero point.In a message dated 7/16/2006 6:31:47 P.M. Central Daylight Time, brillaentidiamanteloco@... writes:
I want to know how is related Anthroposophism
with the Christian religion?
Any link or whatever"To be a spiritual scientist is more a matter of courage than of intellect"--Rudolf Steiner